M3.5 earthquake shakes northwest Hawaii Island, NO tsunami


The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a magnitude 3.5 earthquake 4.7 miles off of Kawaihae.

There was NO tsunami generated.

The minor earthquake occurred on at 1:25 p.m. and the data has been reviewed by a seismic analyst.

If you felt the earthquake where you’re located, you can report your information to the USGS as this link.

  • Coordinates: 19.9873, -155.8758
  • Depth: 11.0 km (6.8 mi)
  • Magnitude: 3.5
  • Local Time: Thu, 3/13/2014 1:25:27 PM
  • UTC Time: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:25:27 GMT
  • Distance from:
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) SW of Kawaihae (218 deg)
    10.2 km (6.4 mi) NW of Waikoloa (299 deg)
    21.7 km (13.5 mi) W of Waimea (259 deg)
  • Number of Phases: 55
  • Azimuthal Gap (deg): 37
  • Distance to Nearest Station (km): 18.0
  • Root Mean Square Error (s): 0.11
  • Error Vertical/Horizontal (km): 0.8/0.5
  • Event ID: 60655561

Waveforms from the HVO Seismic Network

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